Before we get to the Pick of the Week…there are a couple of fun daytime events to hit before you head to The Robert Berman Gallery.

Artist, Sandra Zebi hosts her annual holiday sale at her own Studio13373 Beach Ave., in Marina Del Rey, CA 90292. 1 block south of Washington Blvd. 2 blocks east of Lincoln Blvd.

This day time event starts at noon and runs till 8:00 pm. I have been before and it’s always a fun time. Zebi is incredibly talented. Enjoy live Brazilian music and refreshments.;


Also today, from noon till 6:00 pm, stop off at The Shop Lot LA @ Sunset and Hyperion. Billie Shane is one of the featured artists.

Shane's Jewelry line, Bronze Age Modern is a unisex line of pendants, lariats, bracelets, cuff links, and rings cast in bronze and sterling silver. Many of the necklaces and bracelets are available on both leather and chain.

The Shop Lot LA is a rotating shopping lot that brings the best retail trucks, indie designs and artists together for the most unique shopping experience in Los Angeles.

For details go to


Now for my Pick of the week, the Grand Opening of The Robert Berman Gallery’s third gallery (B-7), at Bergamot Station….located at 2525 Michigan Ave.

See image by Billy Al Bengston. There also happens to be tons of other openings here tonight. So stay a while and enjoy the evening.

The Robert Berman Gallerypresents Lost and Found/Abstracting Los Angeles 1945-1980 as their latest offering for the Getty Foundation’s initiative, Pacific Standard Time.

This historic gallery space was home to the Patricia Faure Gallery, where well known artists gathered at notorious parties. So it is apropos that the grand opening will occur simultaneously with an exhibition which celebrates the same iconic artists as part of Pacific Standard Time.

Lost and Found explores the work of obscure and renowned artists who helped spark the art movement in Los Angeles during the 1950s.

This exhibition honors the legend of the Cool School days, born out of the famous Ferus Gallery. The focus of this exhibition is post-war works up to 1980.

Lost and Found includes select works by Elsa Wagner, Stanley Tschopp, Ted Gilien, Eugene Berman, Jules Engel, Russ Tamblyn(see above image), John Grillo, Ben Talbert, Hans Burkhardt, James Gill, Paul Bruch, Norman Zammitt, Agnes Kellog, William Tunberg, Henrietta Berk, Joe Goode, Oskar Fischinger, Frank Lobdell, John Baldessari, Ed Kienholz (see image), Bruce Conner, Craig Kauffman, Carlos Almaraz, Llyn Folkes, Rico Lebrun, Larry Bell, Eric Orr, Man Ray, Don Sorenson, John Altoon, and Robert Graham.


Also at Bergamot….Fig (G6) offers an opening reception tonight (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm) for “Flotsam” featuring artist Martin Lubner.

Show runs from November 16 – December 24, 2011.

dnj Gallery also offers an opening for a group Pacific Standard Time Exhibition entitled “Then and Now” from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

This group show will feature pairings from eight prominent artists that include Darryl Curran, Robert Fichter, Robbert Flick, Suda House, Patrick Nagatani, Jane O’Neal, Susan Rankaitis and Robert von Sternberg.


Latin American Masters (E2) will celebrate the work of Milton Becerra, with a tour and discussion guided by gallery owner, William Sheehy.

The event runs form 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, with the discussion beginning at 7:00 pm.


Rosamund Felsen Gallery (B-4) will be holding an opening reception for artist Charles Arnoldi "Art Works from the 1970's" at Rosamund Felsen Gallery. Event runs from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Frank Pictures Gallery (A-5) will also be having an artist reception for Imogen Cunningham and Lori Lamont (see image) from 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm.

Exhibit on view November 18th – January 25th, 2012.

RSVP to 310.828.0211;


Now this one sounds like fun. William Turner Gallery (E-1) offers “The Gleam in the Young Bastard’s Eye.” This event runs from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm and features artists Fred Eversly, Greg Miller, Andy Moses, Susan Woodruff and more.


Also, don’t forget The Robert Berman Gallery has two other Pacific Standard Time exhibitions that will be open as well.Transformation (D-5) featuring Robert Heinecken and Victor Landweber opened last month.

Paid to Play (C-2) is also exceptional and includes works by Willardson, White, Palombi, Llyod, George Petty, Bob Zoell, Mick Haggerty, Lou Beach, Van Hamersveld, Ben Talbert, John Altoon, Jim Heimann, Mark Ryden, Dennis Mukai and others.

There are a couple more here….check back on Friday (Weekend Update)

Then in Culver City….

Sweet Streets curates another vibrant and event-filled group exhibition transporting Japanese Art and Fashion to WWA gallery.

Enjoy a fresh mix of talented artists fusing Japanese and LA styles, live music,fashion shows and up-to-the-minute merchandise flown in direct from Japan by Spank!

WWA gallery always has fun events…this one runs from 7:00 pm till 10:00 pm.  

WWA gallery is located at 9517 Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232;


Also in Culver City, George Billis Gallery features artists Eric Hesse, Maddy LeMel (see image) and Nina Tichava from 5:00pm till 8:00 pm. George Billis Gallery is located at 2716 S. La Cienega Blvd., CA 90034.

Corey Helford Gallery features the work of artist Ron English (see image).

The opening reception will run from 7:00 pm till 10:00 pm.

In case you have never been, they always offer snacks and a nice bar too.

Corey Helford Gallery is located at 8522 Washington Blvd., in Culver City 90232;

Now this one starts early…and goes late….so plan accordingly.

Prohibition Gallery holds an opening reception for Michael Gittes: My Western Civilization from 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm.

Prohibition Gallery is located at 6039a Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232; 323-929-7630;


Scion hosts an opening reception for  "From Here To Eternity" from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

Curated by Kenton Parker, featured artists are Alexandra Becket, Bill McMullen, Lisa Schulte,  Robert Larson and more. Show runs from November 19, 2011 to December 10, 2011.

Scion is located at 3521 Helms Ave. (at National) Culver City, CA 90232